E3 2016: Monster Hunter Generations demo, trailer and save data transfer details

Jun 15, 2016 // Yuri Araujo

Hunters, happy E3 2016! We just wrapped up a delightful live stream of Monster Hunter Generations with producers Ryozo Tsujimoto and Shintaro Kojima and have great news to share with you regarding the highly anticipated eShop demo, the Save Data transfer bonus, and a brand new trailer!

First, check out this slick new trailer showcasing another great addition to Monster Hunter Generations: Deviant Monsters!

These deadly new threats are sure to test even the finest hunters out there, with their evolved attacks and behaviors. This trailer you just saw features the all-new Thunderlord Zinogre, Dreadking Rathalos, Silverwind Nargacuga and Grimclaw Tigrex. There are a number of other Deviant Monsters in the game too, such as the Dreadqueen Rathian and its increased affinity for deadly poisonous attacks, so you’ll have lots of deviant behavior to look forward to.

Now onto the news:

Monster Hunter Generations Special Demo

As you know, MHGen comes out in a month—July 15—, but we wanted to let you start warming up and getting used to the awesome new mechanics (Styles, Hunter Arts, Prowler mode, etc.) in the game. Enter the Monster Hunter Generations Special Demo, coming to the Nintendo eShop on June 30 !

This hefty demo will offer you 3 main quests (Hunt a Great Maccao, Hunt a Malfestio, Hunt a Nargacuga) that you can take on either solo or co-op (local or online!), along with a selection of basic tutorials for newcomers. It also features all 14 weapon types x 4 Hunting Styles and Prowler mode.

After some quick math, we get a total of 57 different ways to hunt in this demo, and that’s not even factoring your friends’ weapon and Style choices or the quest! And to encourage you to try as many options as possible, we’ve removed the cap on how many times you can play the demo, hence the “Special” in the title; so have at it!

Again, the demo will be made available for everyone on the Nintendo eShop on June 30, but I’d recommend keeping an eye on your email inbox…


1. Starting now, you may receive an email from Nintendo; it would be the one associated with your NNID (Nintendo Network ID);

2. That email will contain 2 download codes that can be redeemed on the Nintendo eShop. When in doubt, click the “HOW TO REDEEM” button in that email.

3. Connect your Nintendo 3DS to the Internet, go to the eShop and download your demo!

4. Since you don’t actually need both codes, share one with a friend! =)

Additionally , the MHGen demo is part of the  Humble Bundle E3 2016 Digital Ticket , so you can get it (and a bunch of other cool stuff) while helping charity. Win-win-win! Click  here for more details.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate save data transfer bonus

Start your MHGen journey with an assortment of useful items and this exclusive Baby Tigrex armor set for your Felynes, if you have MH4U save data on your Nintendo 3DS. It’s a super cute rendition of the Tigrex based on the Japanese release Poka Poka Airu Mura DX, and you can only get it by having MH4U data on your system.

MH4U eShop Sale

If you don’t have MH4U —first of all, how dare you?! It’s a fantastic game—you can actually get it right now for just $19.99 (33% off the regular price) on the North American eShop! The offer is valid until June 21 but I’d just get it ASAP if I were you… in case you forget to get it later, you know.

Anyways, it’s a great deal on a great game, and now you know there’s an exclusive little bonus for ya! Enjoy!